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 Tuesday, July 7 2020 10:57
David Stepanyan

Political scientist: Problems between Armenia and Russia are a  consequence of various development vectors

Political scientist: Problems between Armenia and Russia are a  consequence of various development vectors

ArmInfo.  Periodically arising,  though not the most terrible, but the problems and questions between  Armenia and Russia are the result of various development vectors of  our countries. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo, the head  of the Center for Globalization and Regional Cooperation Stepan  Grigoryan.

<Everything is simple - Russia, unfortunately, is gradually moving  towards totalitarianism. Armenia, meanwhile, is also gradually, but  steadily moving towards democracy. Democratic government systems have  traditionally been difficult to work with totalitarian or  authoritarian systems. So, this is an objective problem that did not  arise yesterday and not only between Armenia and Russia,> he  emphasized.  Moreover, according to the political scientist, there  are some forces in Armenia trying to solve their own problems within  Armenia, to promote their own political and other agenda through  certain circles of Moscow. The first of them, according to him, is  the Republican Party, or rather what is left of it after being  removed from power. It was precisely such activity, in his opinion,  that the political assessment of the RPA's activities would  inevitably be stopped.

<This assessment should have been given not in words, as Prime  Minister Nikol Pashinyan did. It was necessary to give it at the  legislative level - in the National Assembly. After this, the  remnants of the "former" would no longer have to call external forces  for help. A political assessment would completely deprive them of  such an opportunity. Unfortunately, this was not done. Today we are  reaping the results>, he stressed.

Grigoryan, in this light, highlighted the recent statement by the  leader of Prosperous Armenia Gagik Tsarukyan about "anti-Russian  sentiments spread in Armenia". According to his estimates, in  reality, no one disseminates anti-Russian sentiments in Armenia  artificially. But rational, justified criticism of the Russian policy  towards Armenia, for example, regarding the issue of gas prices, is  indeed evident in the Armenian society. According to the political  scientist, such criticism is a normal phenomenon, and Moscow should  be aware of the presence in the country's society - a strategic ally  of such sentiments.  On June 2, the leader of the Prosperous Armenia  party, Gagik Tsarukyan, expressed concern about the "artificial  aggravation of anti-Russian sentiment in Armenia," blaming the  anti-Armenian, anti-state forces for this, trying to break the  friendly ties between the two peoples. "As the chairman of the  country's largest opposition political force, as a citizen, I will do  everything possible to suppress provocations aimed at forming  anti-Russian sentiments in our country," Tsarukyan said. 

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